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The Gala Theatre

Millennium Place
Durham City
County Durham

Tel: +44 03000 266 600

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The Gala Theatre

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Prices vary according to performance. Please see website for details.


  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

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Recent Reviews:

  • Laura M
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Cinema trip with girls
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 19th February 2017
    Visited with a group of girls. We were in screen 2, which is the smaller of the two. Felt very intimate and cosy. Say in front but didn't feel like the screen was on top of you. Only complaint was... Read full review
  • Cressida O
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Great little cinema!
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 2nd February 2017
    It's brilliant to have such a great little cinema in central Durham, within easy access for most students. I know some people have complained about the small size of Screen 2, but honestly it's not a... Read full review
  • christinequigley
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Fabulous little theater!
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 25th January 2017
    Having been to numerous shows from drama to Music comedy to opera we are so grateful to have this venue in Durham ! The cinema is compact but that's fine by is very comfortable and our... Read full review


Provider Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Infra red loop system.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Cafe bar for 75 people. Serving hot and cold beverages and snacks.

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 500
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Toilets

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted - 2 meeting rooms

Access Information

Opening Times

2017 (2 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2017)
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 20:30
Sunday14:30 - 20:30
Bank Holiday14:30 - 20:30

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A1(M). From the A1(M) take the A690 into Durham city.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station is Durham. Regular buses into the centre of Durham from across the region.

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Saturday, 18th March 2017 - Saturday, 18th March 2017

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The Gala Theatre - Funny Bones Comedy Club Our monthly dose of Friday night funnies returns with a mix of seasoned stand - ups and new comedic talents ready to have you laughing your socks off!
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Friday, 10th March 2017 - Friday, 10th March 2017

Anna Frisk's Hot Club Du NordThe Gala Theatre: Lunchtime Concert Series 13th Jan - Hot Club du Nord 10th Feb - Alan Barnes and Paul Edis 10th March - James Harrison Trio 14th April - Nicola Farnon Trio
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Monday, 27th February 2017 - Monday, 27th February 2017

The Gala Theatre: Matt FordeIt's My Political Party (and I'll Cry if I want to) Following the UK's most important referendum until the next one, Matt Forde celebrates why it's great/awful that we're in/out of the EU/UK/NATO/whatever the hell happens next. As seen on The Royal Variety Performance 2015, Have I Got News For...
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The Gala Theatre: Iain StirlingOnwards! Triple BAFTA award nominee and narrator of ITV2's Love Island Iain explores the perception of his generation within today's society. As well as looking at their function within it. Are all young people self-entitled, ego maniacs that can't get off their phones? Come to the show and find...
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The Gala Theatre: Mark ThomasMark's The Red Shed is the third part in a trilogy that started with multi award winning shows Bravo Figaro and Cuckooed. A story of strtrikes, fights, dinner ladies and commies. Crap beer, great beer, burgers and burger slingers. Pickets, placardsfriendship, love, history, dreams and above all...
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The Gala Theatre: Hysteria1938. Hampstead, London. Sigmund Freud has fled Nazi-occupied Austria and settled in leafy Swiss Cottage. The ageing Freud intends to spend his last days in peaceful contemplation, but when Salvador Dali pays a visit, and discovers a naked woman in the closet, intoxicating mayhem ensues. An...
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Sunday, 5th March 2017 - Sunday, 5th March 2017

The Gala Theatre: Elkie BrooksQuite simply one of the most successful and popular singers the UK has ever produced Elkie is still proving to be one of the most powerful and versatile vocal talents of our generation. With numerous hit singles, million selling albums and awards, her live shows are a treat for fans old and new
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The Gala Theatre: Phoenix DancePhoenix Dance Theatre's mixed programme for 2017 presents a programme of thrilling works demonstrating the company's internationally respected athletic power, emotional intensity and dynamic movement, including Douglas Thorpe's Beast and a new piece currently in development by Sandrine Monin and...
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The Gala Theatre: Danny BakerA night at the theatre can either be deep dish or high kicking. What Danny promises to haul before you is very much in the latter category. Content wise he will make Springsteen and Dodd look like short changing slackers. He can't wait. This is the sort of radio Danny has always wanted to do, i.e,...
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Thursday, 9th March 2017 - Thursday, 9th March 2017

The Gala Theatre - NT Live: Hedda GablerTony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece.
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Saturday, 15th April 2017 - Saturday, 15th April 2017

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The Gala Theatre - Dinosaur WorldDare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new show for all the family.
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The Gala Theatre - Swings, Strings and Sir TomJoin Sir Thomas Allen for an evening of jazz and big band classics.
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Saturday, 11th March 2017 - Saturday, 11th March 2017

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Wednesday, 15th March 2017 - Wednesday, 15th March 2017

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Tuesday, 21st March 2017 - Saturday, 25th March 2017

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Saturday, 25th March 2017 - Saturday, 25th March 2017

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Sunday, 26th March 2017 - Sunday, 26th March 2017

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Tuesday, 11th April 2017 - Tuesday, 11th April 2017

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Wednesday, 12th April 2017 - Wednesday, 12th April 2017

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